Evaluate an educational reform initiative (innovation) in an area of professional interest. What were the forces or reasons for the innovation? Describe the key characteristics of the innovation. Based on change theory, analyse and describe barriers to change; facilitators (Leaders) and the dynamics of the change strategies employed. To what extent was there evidence of adaptation or re-invention and re-culturing to ensure continuance of the change?
Please follow the instructions:
I need these heeding in my essay.
• Introduction (overview)
• Forces or reasons for the innovation
• Key characteristics of the innovation
• Barriers and facilitators
• Evidence of adaptation and re-culturing
• Conclusion (summary)
Comment if necessary
• Structure: overview, exposition and summary
• Grammar, sentence and paragraph construction /5
• APA style in-text and in reference list /5
Forces or reasons for the innovation
Key characteristics of the innovation
Barriers and facilitators
The dynamics of the strategies /10
Evidence of adaptation and re-culturing /10
? Important information:
? The paper is to be a maximum of 3000 words
? Assignment must have a Title page and a Contents page.
? The word count DOES NOT include the Title page, Contents page, Reference page.
? The referencing style is APA 6th Ed., I attached the guide of the referencing style.
? Use simple language, put linking word between the sentences and be sure to be easy to understand.
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